A! Magazine for the Arts

Art students have opportunity to compete for cash prizes

March 17, 2015

BRISTOL, VA/TN – Art students from Tri-Cities area high schools are competing for $1,750 in cash prizes in the 2015 Artistic Excellence Competition. A renowned juror will select winners from among submissions by area art teachers on behalf of their students, with selected works to be displayed at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum through Sunday, March 29.

The young artists will be honored during a reception for students, their families and teachers at the museum Sunday, March 15, from 2-4 p.m., celebrating the opening of the exhibit of their work. Students, their parents and representatives of the Artist Excellence Committee will be on hand.The event is presented by Believe in Bristol's Arts & Entertainment District Committee and The Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Prize money for the students was donated by BurWil Construction Company of Bristol, Tennessee. Other funding has been raised through corporate and individual donations.

Artistic Excellence is honored to have artist, art administrator and educator Hank T. Foreman serve as juror. Foreman is senior associate vice chancellor for university advancement and chief communications officer at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He also serves as director and chief curator of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. He received his B.C.A. in painting and sculpture from UNC at Charlotte and his M.A. in art education from Appalachian State University.